Data Snapshots

About This Snapshot:
read more
Ave max temp - High emissions
What "afternoon highs" are projected for future decades if global emissions of heat-trapping gases continue increasing through 2100?  

Colors show projected average daily high temperature for each month from the 2020s through the 2090s, based on a high-emissions future. In this case, the high-emissions future represents a specific Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) called RCP 8.5. Learn more about RCPs » « Go back to Data Snapshots

Where do these measurements come from?  

Temperature projections in these images represent output from 32 global climate models that are all part of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5). Projections labeled as “High emissions” represent a potential future in which g...

read more
About This Date: 
read more +